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Understanding Idaho’s Doc Shortage

Since at least 2007, Idaho has ranked near the bottom when it comes to the number of doctors working in the state. The latest available data from the Association of American Medical Colleges ranks Idaho 49th among states.  The Gem State had 184 doctors for every 100,000 people in 2010. Here’s how our surrounding states stack up:
There are many factors that contribute to Idaho’s physician shortage; there is limited access to medical education in Idaho, salaries tend to be lower, and it’s tougher to recruit in rural areas/StateImpact. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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